Archive for Wednesday, April 26, 1995


April 26, 1995


— Services for Andrew Joseph Briestensky, 71, Junction City, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Xavier's Catholic Church here with the Rev. Damian Richards officiating. Burial will be in Fort Riley Cemetery.

Mr. Briestensky died Monday, April 24, 1995, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.

He was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Natrona Heights, Pa., the son of Joseph and Veronica Tatlick Cimprich.

He graduated from high school in Natrona Heights. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, including duty in World War II and Korea, retiring in 1963.

Mr. Briestensky moved to Junction City in 1960, and retired in 1984 after 20 years in civil service at Fort Riley, where he was a material coordinator with the post engineers. He was a member of the St. Xavier Catholic Church, Junction City.

He married Elizabeth Risch on Sept. 9, 1945, in Bel Air, Luxembourg. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Tony L. and John P., both of Junction City; three daughters, Joyce Ann Carlton, Lawrence, Sandy Forkenbrock, Topeka, and Diane Lynn Briestensky, Junction City; two brothers, Louis Briesten, Lynn, Mass., and Robert Briestensky, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Josephine Warych, Gibsonia, Pa., and Mary Tocci, Chicago; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Junction City, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday and the family will meet with friends.

The family suggests memorials to St. Xavier Catholic Church. They may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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